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Boxing Bets Tonight: Tanaka vs Rangel Odds and Betting Preview

Kosei Tanaka will face Christian “Rocky” Bacasegua Rangel in the Ryogoku Kokugikan National Sumo Arena in Tokyo, Japan, on Saturday, February 24. The bout will be for the vacant WBO World championship in a 12-round super flyweight contest as part of a triple-header of championship fights in Japan this weekend.

The betting odds are live; Tanaka and Rangel are ready to trade leather, and I’m here to assist you with boxing bets online for this highly contested WBO title bout.

Boxing Bets Tonight: Tanaka vs Rangel Odds & Betting Preview
Boxing Bets Tonight: Tanaka vs Rangel Odds & Betting Preview

 

Tanaka vs Rangel Event Information

  • Date/Time: Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024 – 04:00 a.m. ET
  • Location: Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan
  • Promotion: Teiken Promotions/Top Rank
  • Scheduled Bouts: 4
  • Tanaka vs Rangel Live Stream: Box Live
  • Main Event Bout: Alejandro Santiago vs Junto Nakatani
  • Moneyline Probability: Tanaka – 86.7% (-650) Rangel – 19% (+425)

 

Tanaka vs Rangel Betting Odds


 

Tanaka vs Rangel: Fighter Previews

Kosei Tanaka

Tanaka, 28, aims to become one of the few male Japanese boxers, like Naoya Inoue and Kazuto Ioka, to win a world championship in four weight classes. Tanaka and Vasyl Lomachenko, jointly hold the world record for achieving three-weight world champion status in the fewest number of Boxing bouts (12). He held the Light Flyweight and WBO Minimumweight titles before winning the WBO Asia Pacific Super Flyweight Belt by defeating Masayoshi Hashizume in June 2022. He is aiming for another belt this weekend.

Tanaka, who turned professional in 2013 following a distinguished amateur career and has since fought 161 rounds, is among the most thrilling boxers to witness on a lengthy list of Japanese standouts who is renowned for his aggressiveness and powerful punches.

 

Christian “Rocky” Bacasegua Rangel

Bacasegua Rangel, aged 26, has a professional record of 22 wins, 4 losses, and 2 draws, with 9 knockouts. He has accumulated 147 rounds of experience since his debut in 2015 as a youth and is most recognized for winning the WBO Latino Super Flyweight title in 2021.

Regrettably, no height and reach data is available for him, making it impossible to determine how he compares in size to Tanaka. He is not well recognized as a power puncher, as just 41% of his wins have been by stoppage, and he has gone the full distance in his previous four bouts.

 

 

Tanaka vs Rangel: The Tale of the Tape

Tanaka
Rangel
Japan
Country
Mexico
28
Age
26
19-1-0
Pro Record
22-4-2
11
KOs
9
5’4”
Height
-
63.0”
Reach
-
W/W/W/W/L
Win/Loss (Last 5)
W/W/W/W/W
-
Championship Titles
-
Orthodox
Stance
Orthodox
279 days
Inactivity
119 days
10 years
Pro
8 years

 

Tanaka vs Rangel: Main Event Breakdown & Analysis

The moment Tanaka takes foot in the ring, his heart and volume of punches guarantee it will be a battle to remember. Despite Ioka stopping him in 2020, he still has a fantastic chin and will be a huge step up in competition for Rangel.

It would seem like Bacasegua Rangel doesn’t have what it takes to keep Tanaka off him for 12 rounds. Still, Tanaka is naturally aggressive and will gladly accept a shot to land his own, especially versus an opponent who isn’t known for his power.

I predict Tanaka to become a four-weight world champion this Saturday, like most of us do (including our sportsbook), and don’t be surprised if he throws as many punches as possible to keep Bacasegua Rangel on his backfoot for the majority of the fight.

Due to Las Vegas odds being so juiced in favor of Tanaka, we’re forced to look elsewhere for betting value. Still, the decision prop is an intriguing wager once the prop lines have been released due to the proven durability of both men.

Check our our experts boxing picks, predictions and boxing betting lines, place your best bets and win big now.

The Best Boxing Betting Pick: Over 10 ½ Rounds (-180)

As one of the most notable boxing bets tonight, taking over 10 ½ rounds is a great alternative to the juiced moneyline of Tanaka. Rangel is a rugged Mexican brawler who isn’t easy to finish. Although Tanaka is undoubtedly the more skilled fighter who’ll deliver a higher volume of strikes, we can expect longevity to be a leading factor in this contest.

 

  • Rangel has lost by KO/TKO in just 1 of his 28 pro boxing bouts
  • Rangel has gone the distance in 4 of his previous 6 contests
  • Tanaka has just a 50% KO rate

 

WBO Super Flyweight Title Main Event: The Crystal Ball Picks

In this WBO Super Flyweight title bout, a quick rub of my crystal ball reveals that Tanaka will make history and become a champion in a fourth weight class via a higher volume of strikes and damage across all twelve rounds.

 

Potential Boxing Bets from a Tanaka Win By Decision:

 

 

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